Happy Valentine’s Day 2011 / Sign of Getting Old

(Also a sign of getting old)

Happy Valentine’s Day.

I hated Valentine’s Day all my life, because it’s so stressful.   It’s the day that society created so people would spend money.

Then I thought about it… if you are stressed, then something is wrong.  So what if Valentine’s Day is commercialized?  I can spend small amount of money and have fun.  The secret is to have a date (spouce) who shares the same life-style.  Then there should be no stress.

I went to Ralphs and spent very little money.  I bought just one stem of rose for $5.99.  I also bought a chocolate and a card.  I think I spent less than $15.00 total.  I didn’t go to any fancy store.  So, there was absolutely no stress.

Oh, then I couldn’t find my vase.  So, I had to keep the rose in the coffee pot.

Happy Valentine’s Day.